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US Attorney General To Fight Opioid Epidemic Using Data Analytics

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Data analytics have been used by the government for years to help stop fraud and identity theft. Through the use of identity resolution, financial institutions such as banks and government agencies such as the FBI can link entities through data sets even if a name is misspelled or a part of the name is missing. By using these programs, these organizations can help to stop fraud before it can start.

Now, the U.S. government is utilizing data analytics to fight a more specific type of crime: the prescription of opioids.

The opioid epidemic

Opioids work as pain relievers, but because of their high addictivity rating they’re considered incredibly dangerous. Several states have been suing pharmaceutical companies for understating how addictive the drugs are to their patients.

Because of this r

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